Hike Ratings

General Note: Saturday outings may take all day and last into early evening. The Sierra Club encourages carpooling to save fuel, but please be prepared to drive your own car on club outings.
Easy-Less than 5 miles, no serious elevation changes, no trail obstacles.
Moderate-5 to 10 miles, some elevation changes or rough trail (rock hopping), or trail obstacles such as creek crossings.
Strenuous- Over 10 miles, substantial elevation change (1000 ft or more), trail may be rocky, obstructed or nonexistent.
Exploratory - any event where the leader has not experienced the event, may fit any class above.

October 2010

Living Lightly: Sierra Club Annual Retreat

Alabama Sierra Club
Annual Retreat

Fort Payne, Alabama

November 5 – 7
Public Is Invited

Hosted by the
Coosa Valley Sierra Club

Beginning Nov. 5, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Registration Ending Nov. 7, 11:30 am
Early Bird Registration Fee – $50
($65 after Sept. 15)

Inspiring Speakers include:

Saturday Outings

Fall Color Hike in the Park – (easy) Led by W. AL Outings Leader Dexter Duren
Little River Canyon – (strenuous) Led by N. AL Outings Leader, Sam Denham (limited to 12)
Waterfall Photography Tour – (easy) Led by Cahaba OutIngs Leader, Jay Hudson
 Mentone Art n’ Nature Tour - Led by Peggie Griffin, artist

Meals and Saturday Night Celebration

Friday Evening (6:00 pm) –  free range, organic hotdog roast followed by fireside talk
Buffet Breakfast $7.95 (free for lodge occupants)
Saturday box lunch and dinner -  featuring local Foods, catered by Mentone Wildflower Café
Saturday Evening Celebration – includes presentation by Rev. Dave and live music.


Call 800-568-8840 to reserve room or cabin at Desoto State Park. (limited lodging) 
Ask for the Sierra Club block of rooms.
Motel $67/night – sleeps 2
Rustic cabin $85 – sleeps 4
Chalet $120 – sleeps  4
Camp site - $27.50

Holiday Inn Express, Ft. Payne
Call 256-977-1020 & ask for the
Sierra Club block of rooms.

http://www.discoverlookoutmountain.com/default.htm  for more lodging and activities.